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Frank Yankovic Show Band Sidemen.
Tops Cardone, Carl Paradiso, Al Leslie, and Buddy Griebel were the regular players
in Frankie Yankovic's popular tour band in the early 1950s. This Yankovic band played
in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and top nightclubs in the United States. Tops was the accordionist,
Carl played banjo and guitar, and sang, Al Leslie played the bass, and Buddy Griebel
was on piano and harmony solovox. The Show band also appeared in several movie short
films with Yankovic. Buddy Griebel is the last living members of the Show Band.